Kingsport Times News Thursday, May 28, 2015
Opinion
Teen who led two 100 mph chases shouldn't be driving anytime soon

Teen who led two 100 mph chases shouldn't be driving anytime soon

March 25th, 2015 9:35 am by Editorial Board

There is not a law that allows the arrest of a person as a menace to society, but if there was, Gregory Alan Fletcher of Kingsport would be charged under it. At age 19, Fletcher has no apparent regard for public safety, never mind his own.

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Shrimp and grits rises above humble origins

Shrimp and grits rises above humble origins

March 25th, 2015 9:30 am by Donna Commander, Community Columnist

While living near the South Carolina low country, my husband and I discovered this tasty dish and fell in love. Although their roots are very humble, shrimp and grits have become a Southern favorite and can be found in many upscale restaurants.

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Hopes of preserving Cherokee language rest with children

Hopes of preserving Cherokee language rest with children

March 25th, 2015 8:50 am by MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press

With fewer than 300 native Cherokee speakers remaining in North Carolina, the clock is ticking to preserve not just the language, but a culture too.

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Tennessee counting on Dobbs to thrive in leadership role

Tennessee counting on Dobbs to thrive in leadership role

March 25th, 2015 8:30 am by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Joshua Dobbs must build on the momentum he established late last season and emerge as one of the Southeastern Conference's top quarterbacks for the Vols to compete for an Eastern Division title.

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Appeals court sets April hearing on Obama immigration action

Appeals court sets April hearing on Obama immigration action

March 25th, 2015 8:19 am by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press

Obama's executive actions, which could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people who are in the U.S. illegally, were put on hold by a preliminary injunction issued last month.

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Local News
Kingsport sets annual Clean-up, Pick-up and Recycle event

Kingsport sets annual Clean-up, Pick-up and Recycle event

March 24th, 2015 11:58 pm by Matthew Lane

For more than 25 years, Kingsport has offered a two-week service to help residents with spring cleaning, allowing people to place extra items on the curb for trash and garbage crews to pick up and take away.

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Sports Sports Live
Henley leads Lady Falcons lineup with bunts and a blast

Henley leads Lady Falcons lineup with bunts and a blast

March 24th, 2015 10:38 pm by George Thwaites

Cynthia Henley went 3-for-3 with a pair of bunt singles and jolted a two-run homer in the Lady Falcons' 6-0 Big 7 win over visiting Dobyns-Bennett on Tuesday.

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Mount Carmel mayor unmoved by pleas for reversal of senior center takeover

Mount Carmel mayor unmoved by pleas for reversal of senior center takeover - VIDEO

March 24th, 2015 10:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

Mount Carmel Mayor Larry Frost didn't give senior citizens much hope Tuesday that he will heed their wishes and reverse a city takeover of the Senior Center which was approved last month.

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Regional & National
Firearms in parks bill headed for Tennessee House floor vote

Firearms in parks bill headed for Tennessee House floor vote

March 24th, 2015 9:58 pm by Associated Press

A bill that would strip local governments of the power to ban guns in public parks advanced in the Legislature on Tuesday despite concerns from the governor. The measure, sponsored by GOP Rep. Mike Harrison of Rogersville, was approved 15-5.

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Regional & National Education
Seven Tennessee school systems sue the state over funding

Seven Tennessee school systems sue the state over funding

March 24th, 2015 9:43 pm by Associated Press

The suit alleged the state has "breached its duty under the Tennessee Constitution to provide a system of free public education for the children of this state."

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